The Name of tour: Fabulous flavor of the East
Duration: 8 days
Visiting landmarks: Tashkent, Khiva, Bukhara, Samarkand
Day 1: Tashkent
Upon arrival you will meet the local driver at Tashkent international airport. After that you will transfer to the capital Tashkent. This day you will have a wonderful city tour where you will discover the fascinating highlights. This day you will start the tour with the fabulous attraction the Independence square that is the main square of the country surrounded by green alleys and beautiful sights and fountains. Further you will discover to the colorful street the local Broadway, where our clients will have a chance to discover the souvenir shops, local cafes and incredible works of local artists. After that you will discover the fantastic Tashkent metro where you will have a ride and explore the charming architecture. This metro was opened in 1977. You will continue the tour with exploring the old parts of the city as Chorsu Bazaar, Kukaldash Madrasah and Hast Imam complex where you will see several madrasahs, mosques and mausoleum. This day you will be impressed by the oldest Quran Qopy that was found in 8th century and named as Othman Quran. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 2: Tashkent – Urgench – Khiva (morning flight)
This day you will have a flight to fascinating Urgench and then travel to Khiva. This day you will have a chance to explore amazing attractions and discover the fascinating facts about the city. In course of the tour you will explore the enchanting and priceless monument of Khiva- the inner city called Ichan-Qala, with big walls. Today you will have a chance to discover old sound buildings, palaces, mosques, Madrasahs, Mausoleums, Minarets, Caravan-Sarais and Bathhouses changed Ichan-Qala into wonderful open air museum. Being here you will have an amazing chance to explore over 400 traditional dwelling houses and 60 architectural monuments. In 1969 Ichan-Qala became a historical and architectural conservation area. This day you will explore fascinating Kunya-Ark fortress (17th century), found by Muhammad Arang Khan. The tour continues with exploring Kalta Minor minaret and Tash Khouvli palace. Today you will explore the fascinating sample of Khorezm architectural mastership of 1830s. You will rerst the night in the hotel.
Day 3: Khiva – Bukhara
Today you will travel to a holy city Bukhara. This day you will explore that the city contains the incredible sites and there are located more than 140 architectural monuments found in the middle Ages. During the tour you will explore narrow streets, green parks and gardens as well as historical and architectural monuments belong to different epochs and close to each other. Today you will have a chance to travel along the fabulous Kizilkum desert from Khiva to Bukhara. This day you will have a chance to discover Amu Darya river, that is the largest river in Central Asia, originated by the confluence of the Panj and Vakhsh in Tajikistan. Upon arrival you will have a rest. This night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 4: Bukhara
This day you will explore the amazing sites of Bukhara. And the first destination of the day will be Citadel Ark that is the ancient site of Bukhara and belongs to the 4th century. This place served as the Palace of the Bukhara emirs, where they ruled. Then you will explore Samanids mausoleum! You are going to admire the art of architecture of 9th -10th centuries. You will go to Chashma Ayub where you will know that this place means as Job's well. And then you will get to Bolo-Hauz mosque where you will be admired by forty columns erected in honor of Bukhara governor Abu-Fayud Khan. You will walk along the amazing shops and buy some souvenirs. Then you will go to the wonderful site of Bukhara- Nodir Divan Begi where you will admire the fabulous architecture and this site was built in honor of vizier. The tour will finish with exploring Poi Kalon complex, where you will observe three structures built in the 12th - 16th centuries as Kalon minaret, Kalon mosque and Mir Arab Madrasah. You will spend the night in the hotel.
Day 5: Bukhara – Shahrisabs – Samarkand
Today you will have a charming tour. You will travel to the motherland of Amir Timur, the town of Shahrisabs. This is the fabulous Ak Saray Palace, erected by Amir Timur. This day you will be inspired by the fascinating architecture and will be able to discover such an inscription on the walls as: "If you want to know about our power, look at our buildings". After that you will discover Jahongir mausoleum that was built in the 14th and 15th centuries by the masters of Khorezm for the suddenly deceased twenty-two-year-old son Timur, it rises in the South-Western part of Shakhrisabz and is part of the memorial ensemble. Amir Temur's grief lasted for 30 years. In course of the tour you will explore the Dorus Siadat and Dorus Tillavat memorial complexes. All of Amir Timur's relatives are buried here. Then you will transfer to Samarkand. The night you will rest in the hotel.
Day 6: Samarkand
This day you will have a chance to transfer to amazing city Samarkand. Today you will discover the city was formed 2500 years ago and has a long history, it is also the same age as Babylon and Rome. Samarkand is situated in the beautiful valley of the Zerafshan river. Today you will experience the bet sites as Registan square, Shakhi-Zindeh, Mausoleum Guri Emir and Bibi Khanum Mosque. In the tour you will explore that Registan Square is a charming square with beautiful madrasas that date back to the 15th-17th centuries, and you will also be able to explore the splendor of the beautiful views of the square. You will also be able to explore that Shahi Zinde will amaze you with beautiful views, charming mausoleums, you will be enchanted by beauty, explore the charm of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the 11th-15th centuries. Then you will be able to explore the Bibi Khanum Mosque where you will be able to explore the charming views and architecture of the mosque that was erected in honor of Tamerlane's wife. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 7: Samarkand – Tashkent
This day you will have a chance to explore the amazing sites in Samarkand. This day will discover the fascinating sight as Ulughbek observatory. You will discover that it dates back to the 15th century by Ulughbek. In the tour, you can learn that Ulukbek was one of the most powerful leaders and scholars of Samarkand in the past. He was able to create such an invaluable work as the Ziji Guragoni catalog of 1437, which included information about 1018 celestial bodies. You can also find out that he was killed on the orders of his son. After that, you will head on a tour to the local Broadway and explore the shops, teahouses, as well as be able to buy sweets and master classes. In course of the tour you will discover the fascinating National bazaar Siab. Guests of the country here will have a chance to discover goods and buy Uzbek traditional handmade products and local sweets. Today you will complete the tour with exploring carpet factory made by over 400 women that work by special traditional techniques. You will have a transfer in the evening to Tashkent by train. We promise you will like your tour. You will rest the night in the hotel.
Day 8: Tashkent – Departure
Breakfast. Airport transfer. Flight for next destination.
02 pax - Sedan
04-08 pax - Minivan (Grand Starex, Istana)
10 pax - Midibus (Mitsubishi Rosa, Sprinter)
Price per person:
02 pax – 730 $
04 pax – 565 $
06 pax – 485 $
08 pax – 500 $
10 pax – 465 $
Single – 105 $
Early check-in – 35 $
Single early check-in – 40 $
Half board – 65 $
Full board – 110 $
Entrance fees in UZ* (with escort guide only) – 60 $ per person
English speaking local guides in Tashkent, Samarkand, Bukhara, Khiva – 245 $ per group
English speaking escort guide – 475 $ per group
Tashkent – “Samir” Hotel 3*
Samarkand – “Ideal” Hotel 3*
Bukhara – “Porso” Hotel 3*
Khiva – “Old Khiva” Hotel 3*
- Visa support
- Provision of drinking water
- Train tickets Samarkand – Tashkent
Service does not include:
- Full board
- Flight tickets
- Travel insurance
- Museum admissions